Book :: Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea
By: Jean Rhys
Pages: 151
Published: 1966
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Rating: (4)


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Story of a young woman in the Caribbean whose family's past will be used against her by her cold-hearted and prideful husband, Rochester.

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I just didn't like this....don't understand the hype!

Dec 31st, 2017

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Oct 29th, 2015

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It is with some misgivings that I approached this novel. How could someone write a prequel to a classic such as Jane Eyre without doing an injustice to a literary masterpiece. Rhys stunned me with the brilliance of this book and how it makes you reconsider the so-called mad woman in the room in Jane Eyre. It makes me want to go back and re-read Jane Eyre but it will be through a very different lens.

Jan 27th, 2015

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May 9th, 2014

Wide Sargasso Sea appears on these lists...

94th on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library

81st on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

79th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

45th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek

53rd on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books